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Biographical information for our facilitators has been truncated for layout, please click the facilitator's name for full biographical information.

Carole Fullerton is passionate about mathematics instruction. She is a teacher-leader working in K-12 classrooms to support the development of numeracy instruction across BC, Alberta, Manitoba, the territories and beyond.  Addressing student diversity through rich questions, teaching through problem-solving and planning around the Big Math Ideas are essential aspects of her practice. 

Laura Brake is currently the Provincial Mathematics Coordinator for the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture in Prince Edward Island.  She has a Master of Science degree with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

This year begins Warren Nickerson's 25th year as an educator.  Warren truly admires the qualities of Manitoba educators with whom he has worked: their passion, intellect, empathy, patience, and grit.  Warren has held an array of roles in educational leadership, including high school department head, provincial assessment consultant, divisional consultant for curriculum in rural and urban settings, and (now) a school vice-principal.  

Dr. Peter Liljedahl is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education and an associate member in the Department of Mathematics at Simon Fraser University.  He is the current president of the Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group (CMESG) and International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME).  

Marg Janssen is newly retired after 35 years in public education.  Her most recent position was Assistant Superintendent of Academic Programs and Instruction in Frontier School Division, where she worked primarily with teachers leaders and teacher groups in the areas of literacy, numeracy and science.  Marg holds a Master of Education degree in Education Administration from Brandon University.

Faye Brownlie is a passionate literacy and learning educator, based in Vancouver.  She finds great joy in helping to create classrooms where diversity is welcome, all learners are included, and learning is enriched by teacher collaboration.  She works in staff development locally, nationally, and internationally.

Shauna Cornwell currently works as a Program Lead in Winnipeg School Division. Prior to that her role was Enrichment & Innovation Consultant in WSD, supporting innovative teaching and learning practices, programming and initiatives involving STEAM based learning, technology, inquiry and enrichment.